The association between dietary patterns before and in early pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM): Data from the Malaysian SECOST cohort

Autoři: Heng Yaw Yong aff001;  Zalilah Mohd Shariff aff001;  Barakatun-Nisak Mohd Yusof aff001;  Zulida Rejali aff002;  Geeta Appannah aff001;  Jacques Bindels aff003;  Yvonne Yee Siang Tee aff004;  Eline M. van der Beek aff003
Působiště autorů: Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia aff001;  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia aff002;  Danone Nutricia Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands aff003;  Danone Dumex (M) Shd Bhd, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia aff004;  Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands aff005
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article


Generally, dietary patterns (DP)s have been linked to the risk of diabetes mellitus, however, only few studies examined the associations between DPs in early pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). This study aims to determine the association between DPs before and during pregnancy and risk of GDM in Malaysian pregnant women. DPs were derived using principal component analysis of consumed 126 food and beverage items assessed using a validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire collecting data retrospectively for pre-pregnancy, but prospectively for the first and second trimester. Three different DPs were identified at each time point and labelled as DP 1–3 (pre-pregnancy), DP 4–6 (first trimester), and DP 7–9 (second trimester). About 10.6% (n = 48) of pregnant women were diagnosed with GDM in our cohort. Women with high adherence (HA) to DP 2 (adjusted OR: 0.45, 95% CI: 0.20–0.91) and DP 5 (adjusted OR: 0.28, 95% CI: 0.11–0.68) showed a significantly reduced risk of GDM compared to women with low adherence (LA). Other DPs were not significantly associated with GDM risk. Compared to women with GDM, non-GDM women showed HA scores for all DPs throughout pregnancy. Overall, a relative low percentage of women with GDM was found in this cohort. The risk was lower in women with HA to a relatively unhealthy dietary pattern, i.e. DP 2 and DP 5. The lower body mass index (BMI) status and energy intake of women showing a HA to DP 2 in the first trimester may underlie the observed association with a lower GDM risk. Additionally, genetic variance might explain the less susceptibility to GDM despite HA to unhealthy DPs among non-GDM women.

Klíčová slova:

Pregnancy – Diet – Meat – Fats – Food consumption – Genetic predisposition – diabetes mellitus – Principal component analysis


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